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7 minutes of music – Week 10

Posted in Other by Shawn on April 2, 2016

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7 minutes of music – Week 9

Posted in Other by Shawn on April 1, 2016

This was a weird week.

Thursday, March 17th – Not sure why this was another drum track.

Friday, March 18th – Failed

I was trying something new. It failed and I before I knew it, my hour was up.

Saturday, March 19th –
This one is loud. Make sure the volume is fairly low before listening to this.

Sunday, March 20thFailed, again
That thing I tried two days ago? I tried it again. And failed.

Monday, March 21st

Tuesday, March 22nd

Wednesday, March 23rd





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7 minutes of music – Week 8

Posted in Other by Shawn on April 1, 2016

A lot of drums this week

Thursday, March 10th

Friday, March 11th – This was an idea that I never fully executed. I didn’t have my full hour and didn’t want to push past 12, or else it wouldn’t have counted.

Saturday, March 12th

Sunday, March 13th

Monday, March 14th

Tuesday, March 15th

Wednesday, March 16th – I failed this day. I was just busy and didn’t have a lot of time.


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7 minutes of music – Week 7

Posted in Other by Shawn on April 1, 2016

Whoops. Haven’t updated in a while. I’ve been working, but not uploading.

Anyway, here’s the music. Also, I’m going to try and be a bit more positive from week to week. Instead of saying what I don’t like, I’ll try and pick one I do like.

Week 7 – Lots of guitars

I picked up a new guitar plugin so I figured I should experiment with it.

Thursday, March 3rd

Friday, March 4th

Saturday, March 5th

Sunday, March 6th

Monday, March 7th

Tuesday, March 8th

Wednesday, March 9th -My favorite track from the week. It’s 6/8 and the drums are fun.  It’s a fast 6/8, and kind of sounds like 4/4.

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7MOM (7-ish minutes of music) Weeks 5 and 6

Posted in Other by Shawn on March 6, 2016

Whoops. I didn’t post these. I have no good reason. But here they are now! Better late than never?

For most of week 5, I tried to play around with a single sound. For most of Week 6, well, I tried for chiptune-ish music.

One thing I find myself having a hard time doing is figuring out how to tell a full story in a minute.

Also, I have to admit, on Thursdays, I have a hard time doing something that sounds good. Mostly because we have our weekly dev nights, and I tend to not put a full effort towards the track on those days. This something I’ll need to fix.

Anyway, here’s all the music. There’s none in particular that I like, so if you’re reading this, I won’t mind if you skip everything.

Also, I didn’t really adjust for volume. So, if you do decide to listen, start with the volume low.

Week 5!

Thursday, February 18th

Friday, February 19th

Saturday, February 20th

Sunday, February 21st

Monday, February 22nd

Tuesday, February 23rd

Wednesday, February 24th

Week 6!

Thursday, February 25th

Friday, February 26th

Saturday, February 27th

Sunday, February 28th

Monday, February 29th

Tuesday, March 1st

Wednesday, March 2nd



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7MOM (7-ish minutes of music) Week 4

Posted in Other by Shawn on February 19, 2016

Huh. Week 4. So I’ve been at this for a month.

Let’s see what I tried to do this month…

Thursday, February 11th

To be honest, I was playtesting a game, and wasn’t really paying attention what I was doing. I’ll leave it at that.


Friday, February 12th

For reasons I won’t get into for now, this is something that supposed to have lyrics.


Saturday, February 13th

I guess I was really feeling the instrumental pieces that sound like they could have some lyrics layered over the top. I don’t mind the semi-empty feeling, but I do feel like this piece needs something.

Sunday, February 14th

Same thing as the previous day. I’m starting to get the feeling that I’m more mechanical than I would like to be. I’ll probably talk about that in the future.

Monday, February 15th

I really had high hopes when I was experimenting with sounds for this piece. And I got a bit too hectic and never really found a nice groove for it. It’s neat as an exploration, but not as a minute piece. I do think that if I had more than minute, it would give it more time to develop.

Tuesday, February 16th

Ugh, that bass drum. It’s too much. I ran out of time, and never fixed the volume for the opening. It feel better when the snare comes in, but I’m still not a fan of this.

Wednesday, February 17th

I decided to go back to a 5/4 time signature for the last day of this week. I *think* I figured out what I need to do to make these work. I won’t know until I try again, of course.


Huh, it’s been a month. Not sure if I’ve gotten any better. Let’s see what happens after month two.

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7MOM (7-ish minutes of music) Week 3

Posted in Other by Shawn on February 13, 2016

Gah, I should have posted this earlier, but week three is finished. This week was weird, because I was experimenting with different time signatures. All of these tracks are not good. So listen at your own risk.

Thursday, February 4th

For some reason, I asked someone to give me a time signature. They gave me 15/4. Also 300 bmp. I don’t know what I was doing.

Friday, February 5th

This next track is 7/8. I never got comfortable until the end, and by then, I wanted to switch up everything. It’s all kind of harsh, too.

Saturday, February 6th

5/8 is weird. Also, I’m bad at music. But I also didn’t really stick to it as much as I should have, so it comes across a bit more standard.

Sunday, February 7th

3/4 is alright. I knew I was more comfortable with 3/4, but I didn’t really experiment as much as I should have. This is pretty boring.

Monday, February 8th

This track is 6/4, and listening to it again makes me realize that I’m either ignoring the time signatures, or…well, I don’t know. Also, this is weird music.

Tuesday, February 9th

This is another 5/8 track. I think this sticks to the 5/8 time signature better than the one on the 6th. Doesn’t mean I like it any more.

Wednesday, February 10th

This track is 7/4 . You can definitely count it. Unfortunately, to count it, you’ll need to listen to it.


This was a bad week.

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